To mark its first anniversary, the Karel Zeman Museum, in cooperation with Barrandov Studios, has prepared a   special exhibition of original costumes from Zeman's films. In the Museum visitors will now find a selection of costumes from the films The Fabulous World of of Jules Verne, The Fabulous Baron Munchausen and On The Comet. Most of the costumes on exhibition are taken from the film The Stolen Airship, publication of a digitized version of  which is being prepared by the Museum for the end of this year.

The Karel Zeman Museum is proud to join Prague's other prestigious museums and open its doors on Saturday 14th September in the evening as part of the now traditional Museum Night.

In addition to visiting the attractive museum outside of traditional hours, visitors can also enjoy the festive illumination of the Museum grounds, night boating on the ElektroNemo, puzzles and quizzes, demonstration workshops in animation and special effects, and screenings of Zeman films. Weather permitting, the film program will culminate in an open air presentation of The Fabulous World of Jules Verne, starting 21:00 in the Saxon court.

What a wonderful childhood it muse have been! -Chantal Renee, Torento, Canada 7/11/2012-

The most beautiful exhibiton I´ve ever seen in all my life, which is quite long, you know... I like it!

I see where Monty Python got their inspiration (and also maybe Yellow Submarine).

My american children grew up with these extraordinary films. Thank you for a wonderful museum and tribute to Zeman.

A great museum for a great artist who reminds us what the “magic” of cinema truly means. Thank you.

Fantastic exhibition! I´ve been to many film museums and this is absolutely on of the best.

Thank you for this mindblowing exhibition!

I liked the Journing to the moon and journe to the beggining of time. I think that Karel Zeman was a really great man. Also a genius.

Beautiful museum! Great work! Big emotions! Merci monsieur.

Exhibtion was very interesting. I enjoy Prague´s museums more than different in Europe (I think). Best wishes for these museums. -Alice from Warsaw-

Very enjoyable! A real guide into early film. Enjoyed it a lot.

Incredible museum dedicatee to an absowely anazing filmmake.

Fantastic exhibition. Will recomend to others. Great interactivity!
Jack Australia

Ich kann kan Tschechisch, but, it was really interesting. I have locked the films and have try the other thing.

Museum super interessnt!
Merci besuscoup Great & forgot de Paris.

Amazing to see where artfilms like Gilliam a Hanyhurn dream inspiration! Love it!

It was very interesting and fun. We still love our Praha - holidays.

Such an inspiring animator and visionary for the rest of us. Fantastic museum, I hope it keeps my insipiration for animation growing!

We have good news for you! Elektronemo is back ready for new advantures!

The film premier of the restored digital version of the film “Journey to the Beginning of Time” (1955) will be held on 30th June and 4th July 2013 at the International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary.

This non-fiction film from 1955 tells the story of four boys who set sail on a wooden boat up the river of time on a fantastic journey to the prehistoric Earth. One by one they explore the Quaternary, - including the Ice Age - the Tertiary, the Mesozoic and the Paleozoic Eras up to the Silurian sea, where they find a living trilobite.

After floods the museum is open again! Come to enjoy our Film Special Effects exposition during your stay in Prague! If you´ll come on Sunday you can enjoy our exposition together with Zeman´s films which are presented with English subtitles!

Sunday screening: 
10:00 - The Journey to the Beginning
13:00 - The Fabulous World of Jules Verne
15:00 - The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

After preventive mooving of the exposition because of floods, museum again opens its exposition in Prague! We are  looking for your visit from this afternoon!

The Museum of Karel Zeman expands its horizons!

The Museum of Karel Zeman offers you a bridge into the unique atmosphere of Zeman's films.

The Saxon court beside Prague's Charles Bridge in the Lesser Town, where the museum is located, is filled with new special effects from the film Journey to the Beginning of Time. A wading dinosaur awaits visitors, even prior to visiting the exhibition, together with a prehistoric elephant and a Paleozoic swamp.

A series of lectures starting April 20, 2013!

The first lecture will look behind the scenes of special effects used in the Czech Republic and the world.

Within his 2 hour lecture, full of intriguing examples, Boris Masník will guide you through the development of animation production since the classical techniques used in the 20th century of which the visionary Karel Zeman was a master, to the technologies used today. He will introduce you to various techniques, groundbreaking films as well as current trends in computer effects in the era of 3D movies and digital technology.

Limited capacity! Book your place on time!

Beginning April 20, 2013 15:00. • Price 90 CZK / person • Price 60 CZK / students and visitors of the museum with an ticket to exposition. Reservations.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - The Karel Zeman Museum has won the ARAS Award. The award is given by the Association of Directors and Cameramen for a creative work, organizational activity or any production in the audiovisual sector. Thank you!


The awards ceremony and presentation of the prizes took place at the start of the “FEBIO FEST” film festival in the Cinestar cinema in Andel, Prague. Representatives of the Karel Zeman Museum were presented the award by the chairman of the ARAS AWARD 2013 jury, writer-director Peter Kaňka and screenwriter and writer Miroslav Adamec.


The award statuette, used for the ARAS Award this year for the first time, was designed by the sculptress Šárka Radová. The figurine represents the "Muse of Film-makers" and is made of “bisque”, unglazed white china. The base of the statuette carries the words – "CENA ARAS" with the year of the award, “2013”, marked on the side. The inscription on the base is painted in brick red into engraved lettering.



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